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Iran, US Delegations Met in Geneva: Iranian Official

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iran and US delegations have met on the sidelines of Thursday Geneva talks, said a member of Iran negotiator team on Sunday.

"The meeting of American delegation with Iranian delegation in Geneva was upon request of the Americans," said Deputy Secretary of Iran Supreme National Security Council Ali Bagheri in a televised interview with Iran state-run TV.

"In Such meetings it is common that different delegations meet and talk and negotiate so that viewpoints get closer, in Geneva meeting different delegations appealed for meetings bilaterally and multilaterally and one of them was the American delegation request for a meeting with Iranian counterparts," he added.

"Reports on talks about US nationals imprisoned in Iran and dialogue about bilateral ties are not true at all and these were not discussed," he said to deny reports in this regard mostly cited by US sources.

"The talks between the two sides were merely within the framework of Iran proposal package and the way to continue the path to reach the aim that was defined during the negotiations," Bagheri said.

Meanwhile, he asserted that there was no discussion about suspension of enrichment activities and sanctions.

He also denied US President Barack Obama remarks after Geneva talks that Iran has agreed to allow IAEA inspectors access to its new fuel enrichment plant in Fordoo during the negotiations saying "this issue is not true and is not related to (Geneva) talks.

The talks between Iran and the IAEA and those countries ready to supply Iran with fuel for Tehran's reactor will be held on October 18, he announced.

Earlier Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran was willing to buy 19.75 percent enriched uranium from other countries for its research reactor in Tehran.

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